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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Set on 3 floors this Villa is ideal for one large or two families to share. With the added benefit of a downstairs bedroom and shower room it is also one of few villas in the area that is able to be used by those with disabilities. Situated within 6 kms of the beautiful medieval towns of San Severino and Cingoli, 30 minutes from the regional capital of Macerata, 45 minutes of the Sibilini mountains and within an hour of the Adriatic coast, Il Drago is perfectly situated to cater for all types of holiday.
Whether you simply want to lounge by the large pool and enjoy the views of the mountains or want a more active or cultural break you are within easy distance of a wide variety of attractions. The house itself has been completely renovated to a high standard and has 5 double bedrooms (and the ability to sleep a further two on a sofa bed), 3 en suite bathrooms and one further bathroom. The Kitchen has been equipped to a very high standard. A large garden has the 12x6 swimming pool as its focal point and there is still plenty of room to play games or simply lie in the sun.2010 has seen the addition of a loggia which is ideal for shaded sitting or eating. It is attached to the outhouse near (but not next to) the pool and has a basic kitchen attached . Ideal for barbeques in the evenings and so convenient for lunchtime shade.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Civitanova 45 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 45 km, Nearest railway: Jesi 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor comprises a very large and very well equipped kitchen, a separate dining area, downstairs bedroom and en suite (set up for those with disabilities - including a shower that can be accessed directly from a wheelchair). There is also a two tier sitting room with Sky TV and a stereo system - there is a very large selection of DVDs and CDs to choose from as well. there is a PS2 with some games and a wii console. 2014 has seen the tv updated to a flat screen smart tv and there is now wi fi available at the property with an additional cost of 2 euro per day.
On the first floor there are a further 4 bedrooms (all doubles) two of which are en suite and a separate bathroom.
The 3rd floor is has a sofa bed and access to a small terrace.
|Further details outdoors|
Approached down a gravel track and secured by a lockable wrought iron gate the outside of this villa offers plenty of room to play or relax. There are several areas, both to the front and to the rear of the property to get away from it all as well. The key feature to the outside of this Villa is the large (12x6) swimming pool that sits within a large lawned area. There is a separate patio to sunbathe on as well.
addded in 2011- a brick and timber loggia incorporating a basic kitchen. This provides a lovely sheltered area to sit/ eat and is close to but not next to pool. Ideal for lunchtimes and evening barbeques.
New for 2012 - the paving around the pool has been extended to provide more area for sunbeds off hte grass.
The gravelled area to the front of the house offers parking for a large number of cars.
Please note that this property is semi detached and the 'sun terrace' shown to the front of the Villa is not part of the rental property. . The pool is also private and is solely for the use of guests at Il Drago.
About this location
The Marche region
The Le Marche region is located half way down Italy's Eastern coast. With a 180 Km coastline of enticing beaches on the Adriatic Sea to the east, and the gently rolling foothills of the Sibillini Mountains in the west, it provides an enchanting landscape.
The area is blessed with delightful beaches, areas of historical importance, cultural attractions, beautiful scenery and natural phenomena like the Frasassi Caves. For those of you with shopping on your mind there are great opportunities to get a bargain with factory outlets for Tods shoes, Prada, Gucci and many many other designer lables. Discounts of over 50% are not unusual. leave plenty of space in your luggage!
The climate is one of genuine seasons. The summers are long and hot (30-40 degrees - but with breezes), the autumns are stunning as the local forests turn a deep shade of red and the winters can be snowy which means skiing at the nearby Sibilini Mountains and still more stunning landscapes
The nearest Town of San Severino is blesses with magnificent architecture, a lively calander of events (including a world renown annual jazz festival), and a large number of very good restaurants and bars. You will also find supermarkets, butchers, chemists etc etc.
The following places are all within an hour's drive or less from the Villa and are certainly worth visiting.
Macerata - World famous for its annual open air opera festival in July and August, and is only 30 minutes from the Villa.
Cingoli - The walled town of Cingoli known as "the Balcony of the Marche" is only a 10 minute drive to the north west of the Villa.
Frasassi Caves - This 35 kilometre long wonderland of limestone caverns and caves is 40 minutes to the north in the Frasassi Gorge.
Tolentino - Thriving medieval town to the south which is a mecca for pilgrims visiting the shrine of St Nicholas of Tolentino
Monte Conero & Beaches - To the south of Ancona the impressive limestone head of Monte Conero provides a steep backdrop for some of the prettiest beaches on the Adriatic.
Civitanova Marche - Attractive Adriatic seaside resort and colourful fishing port with a long sandy beach and promenade.
San Severino Marche - This 6th century town features a blend of Renaissance and Medieval buildings and an elliptical "town square", and is about 20 minutes drive to the south west of the Villa.
Porto Recanati - Beach and modern resort on the Adriatic coast about 45 minutes drive from the Villa.
Sibillini Mountains - Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Sibillini Mountains by hillwalking in the summer or skiing during the winter months.
Jesi - To the north, this town has an attractive blend of old and modern, with its 14th century walls and lively cultural attractions, not to mention it being the centre of the world renowned "Verdicchio" wine producing region.
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5 Aug 2014
"Wonderful holiday in beautiful surroundings"
The house was lovely. Lots of room with everything we needed. Grounds were beautiful and pool fab. Location was ideal with lots of local colour and great restsurants. Anna Louse was extremely helpful.… More
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